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Publishing Assistant was asked...August 12, 2017

Did you play sports? Were you any good? Oh you didn't play Plano?

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Yes. I was very good. No I didn't play Plano. We were a 3A school. My bad.

Touch Tones Music

What do I know about publishing?

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Explained what I knew about royalties, copyright, Performing Rights Societies, etc. Less

American Reading Company

Why I had an interest in children's book publishing.

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Its been a lifelong dream, and being able to help children learn to read with something I wrote is so empowering. Less

Scribe

The computer test will stump you if you are not programming minded. The regular expressions are easy to learn, but it is hard to face them down when you have never seen them before.

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Google "Regular Expressions" and see if you can pick up some basics.

Bleacher Report

Nothing about my background and skills.

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Nothing at all. I wish they asked me more questions.

Homa Games

What do you value the most in Homa ?

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1. Ambition 2. Humility 3. Curiosity

DTI

How can you handle multiple workload with different managers?

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I said I will prioritise with the most important and ask the other manager for a possible extension or let them them know if the work can be pass on to another person. I guess they just want to know about your prioritising skills and if you know when to ask for help Less

Cambridge University Press & Assessment

What was it like to work at (former employer)? How did you learn from that experience? What are your career goals and how does this job fit in?

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I had prepared a few key points to say about each of the experiences and jobs listed on my CV. This was helpful in answering questions about them. I also prepared STAR answers, which made sure I could answer questions about experience fully. Less

We want someone who already has a list of possible candidates, ready for entering pre-deals within a couple months. Can you do that?

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I was unable to, I answered I can build up to it, but not at their expected level. Less

Finder

They make you take personality tests, IQ tests (flag for discrimination!!), “grit tests”, editorial exercises and then a trial day. Getting into Finder is harder than getting into Harvard and about a one zillionth as rewarding. Don’t waste your time.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. As you noted, getting into Finder is difficult, with many applicants failing in the final trial stage. We aren’t trying to be a fit for every prospective employee, and we take our time in the hiring process. We take your feedback seriously, and will endeavor to make the process faster. Less

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